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camarones ajilllos Shrimp in Garlic Sauce -   Camarones al Ajillo Garlicky Stir-Fried Shrimp   This is an ubiquitous dish in Veracruz and Cuba as well as Spain (where it is called “gambas al ajillo”).  I have eaten and loved many versions, but I think my all-time...

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mariquitas con salsa macha copy The African Face of Veracruz -   This picture features two ingredients usually associated with Afro-Mexican cooking: Peanuts in the Salsa Macha  and plantain here sliced paper-thin and fried into chips called mariquitas.   It’s hard to believe that I have only been back to Veracruz...

Zarela Martinez is one of America’s top culinary professionals and a 2013 inductee into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. Her achievements as a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, food television host, and product developer and merchandiser place her as a pioneering woman in the world of the multiplatform food personality. More